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Samantha Palmer

Historic Tour Holiday Schedule

Historic Tour Holiday Schedule

(St. Augustine, FL) — Just in time for the holidays, historical tours of Flagler College’s Hotel Ponce de Leon will start running on the hour beginning Monday, December 12. The expanded tour schedule will last until December 30, 2016.  Tour times will be at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. and last approximately an hour. Holiday Schedule: December 24 - Christmas Eve last tour departs at 12 p.m. December 25 - Christmas Day tours cancelled. December 31 & January 1 - Tours cancelled.   Tours depart from the main lobby (Rotunda) of the college...

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Samantha Palmer


Mary-Jo Lendering

Debufe, Lady of the Harem -Art Collection Blog Series 3

Debufe, Lady of the Harem -Art Collection Blog Series 3

  Dubufe, Lady of the Harem Orientalist painting is categorized as a stereotypical depiction of a Westerner's perception of the Eastern culture.   Here we get a view of a young woman lounging in a harem, a room typically found in wealthy Islamic homes. The woman here is lounging in a comfortable position with one of her jeweled slippers falling off of her foot. In her hand she is holding a book that she is seemingly consumed in, ignoring all the luxuries surrounding her. We as an observer of this scene are invited to experience her escape, for the book appears to...

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Mary-Jo Lendering

Capell, The Alcazar - Art Collection Series 2

Capell, The Alcazar - Art Collection Series 2

Jose Montenegro Capell, The Alcazar Jose Montenegro Capell (1865-1929) was a 19th century Orientalist painter from Andalusia, Spain. A student of a Sevillian art school, Capell painted primarily architectural structures and landscapes located in his home country. The Alcazar is a royal palace located in Sevilla and one of the buildings that inspired construction of the Hotel Ponce de Leon. The painting of the same name features a room known as the Hall of Justice. Originally constructed as a Moorish fort, the Alcazar has been modified several times, and the palace represents a cultural melting pot of different religions and...

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